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KICKFLIP – [Lu] ft. [Tommy Richman]

Florida’s rap scene has never failed to surprise and impress me on all fronts, and at the rate they’re going, it almost feels like they’re never going to stop putting out insanely good music. When most people think about Florida, they may think of names like Kodak Black, Hotboii, or 9lokknine, all of whom create a more trap-influenced, street anthem style of rap, but my mind goes to a different type. When I think of Florida, I think of names like Denzel Curry, Ski Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Fat Nick, and Lu, amongst many others, but when comparing these emcees to the others I mentioned, it feels like there’s no way they’re from the same state, let alone the same world in general. The latter musicians have never let up on the gas, introducing music constantly for years that is always boundary-pushing and unique to how they’re feeling at a specific moment in time, and Lu has stood out to me as one of my all-time favorites coming out of the southern hip-hop hub. He is just so diverse and multifaceted, and even though I feel like I use these words regularly as I write about his latest tracks, …

Premiere: Slizzy Bop – [2219 Lee] [Cash Cobain]

2219 Lee has appeared on our pages several times in the past. His first appearance – and the song that really tipped me off to Lee’s natural run-that-last-line-back abilities – was “HAKEEM” alongside close collaborators Mali Smith and Cash Cobain. Ever since, a slew of high-energy songs have built upon and mastered this inimitable style of music, which leads us to the justifiably titled “Slizzy Bop”: a 2219 Lee x Cash Cobain joint, built around a sample drill flip of Kodak Black’s “Skrt” – because in typical Cash Cobain fashion, of course it is. Premiered with a matching visual component, Lee and Cobain’s latest demonstrates that this type of music doesn’t allow for a passive listen. Sexy drill is a full-body experience, which in the case of “Slizzy Bop,” is perfectly illustrated with a set of dance-heavy visuals shot the same night as Cash Cobain and Chow Lee’s 2 SLIZZY 2 SEXY deluxe release party. As such, you can feel the energy in the air on this one… the streets are crowded, people are dancing at every turn, and the “endless party” appeal of Cash Cobain’s movement-inducing production is at full force. Sit with this one a few times, dance …

White Chalk & Yellow Tape – [Taleban Dooda]

Florida has always been a massive hub for talent, but it’s amazing to me that so many people underappreciate the diverse sounds that come from the Southern state. Obviously, there are artists like Kodak Black, Hotboii, and 9lokknine, but then there are emcees like $NOT, Cochise, Denzel Curry, Pouya, the late, great XXXtentacion, and so many other icons that should have all more than proven that there isn’t even close to one singular genre labeling the scene down there. It’s just a breeding ground of stars, so even though it’s hard to say what my own personal preference is as far as the types of styles being brought to life, all I can say is that all of these musicians are really doing so much to push the rap genre to the next level. Taleban Dooda is one emcee who seems to get underappreciated as well because although he has a similar drawl to that of Kodak or 9lokk, he proves that he’s not simply a clone: he’s unique, creative, and imaginative. Dooda is still grinding every day to take the next step in his career, but after releasing his mixtape White Chalk & Yellow Tape, I think he took …

Ahhhhh – [wifisfuneral]

Although other parts of the world are more widely renowned for being major destinations for hip-hop artists and rappers, I can confidently say that Florida is one state that has bred a completely different type of musician. So many underground legends have come from the southern mecca, and I would even go as far as to say that the underground movement that later turned into the “SoundCloud Rap” era began there and never really left. The different levels in Florida are insane, including household names like Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, and Kodak Black. Then there are underground legends like the late XXXtentacion, Pouya, and wifisfuneral, SoundCloud era artists that have somewhat died down like Smokepurpp and Lil Pump, well-known yet still not quite mainstream emcees including $NOT, Cochise, and Ski Mask the Slump God, and the list could go on forever. What stands out the most to me is the fact that I could listen to almost any single one of these spitters and not only thoroughly enjoy myself, but be transported back to a different part of my life where they were some of the only people I was bumping. Although some of these artists have careers that are …

Future Co-sign, Real Boston Richey Drops Highly Anticipated Mixtape Public Housing

In less than a year, Real Boston Richey has accomplished many notable wins in his career. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, the 25-year-old artist’s unique sound is unlike any other artist out right now. His Florida rap slang mixed with catchy bars over Michigan-style beats caught the eyes of major heavyweights in hip-hop like Future, Kanye West, and Yo Gotti. On August 26, Richey debuted his first official mixtape release titled Public Housing. This project features appearances from Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black, and two features from Future. “I took forever but itz time now!” Richey shared on Instagram. “Whole lotta Loses, sweat blood but no tears into this sh*t. If you been rocking with me since day one just know this for you ain’t no returning back! Appreciate all my supporters!” The 17-tracklist features production by ATL Jacob. His single “Keep Dissing 2” with Lil Durk has accumulated nearly 10 million views on the music video in less than a month. In addition to that, “Certified Dripper” has gone viral on Tik Tok through the use of the song’s first four bars—”Bad bitch getter/Real rich nigga/Hellcat whipper/Certified dripper,” with over 200 million videos. Last week, Future gifted him an FBG …

Jflexxx Returns With His Latest Single “Blackout”

Over the years, Florida has received a lot of recognition for discovering new artists. From Kodak Black, Rod Wave, Ski Mask The Slump God, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Denzel Curry, XXXTentacion, and many others, Florida has contributed in a tremendous way to the Hip-Hop scene and theres more to come. JFlexxx also known as Jeff Moss, is a new face to keep your eye out for in 2022. Growing up with a father who was a DJ, played a major role in JFlexxx being introduced to the music scene. Being influenced by some of the biggest names in hip-hop such as Drake, JuiceWrld, Eminem, and Young Thug, it was only a matter of time before the rising artist decided to bet on himself. JFlexxx began his career nine months ago, and he already received some notable accomplishments. The Florida rapper had the opportunity to collaborate with YNW BSlime on “Demons” with 226k and counting views on Youtube. His first single, I Done Got Rich, received over 100,000 streams in less than a month. His most-streamed single “Fate“ has more than 2.2M streams on Soundcloud and 70,000 monthly listeners. Most recently, he shared his latest single titled Blackout. “Blackout gives me a …

Its All On U – [Icewear Vezzo] ft. [Kodak Black]

It seems like the music scene in Detroit had barely gotten its feet off the ground before Icewear Vezzo completely took off, but after hearing a handful of his songs, it’s abundantly clear why he has become so ridiculously successful. His skill set is diverse, his work ethic is unmatched, and he has this personality that you can’t ignore even if rap music isn’t really your thing in general. Whether he’s dropping entire projects, singles, or even being featured on other artists’ songs, he is literally everywhere, and due to the fact that he always works with different emcees with various styles, it shows just how adaptable he is, and he proves that every chance he gets. I know I already mentioned it once, but his work ethic is seriously insane, and even though he isn’t even a month removed from dropping his latest album Rich Off Pints 3, he is back with a brand-new Antt Beatz-produced single entitled “Its All On U” featuring none other than Kodak Black, as well as a Kardiak Films-directed visual that brings out his entire city once again. In this one, prominent horns shape the melody as splintering percussion and pounding drums paint the …

Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Was A Memorable Moment

If you weren’t at Rolling Loud Miami this past weekend, you missed out on a stellar festival. If you’re not familiar, Rolling Loud is the largest hip-hop festival in the world. Annually, they put together a lineup of the biggest and most influential acts in the genre. While the festival began in Miami, over the years, Rolling Loud has expanded across the country and beyond.  This year’s festival headliners were Kid Cudi, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Friday was a very interesting night, as Kid Cudi, who was a last-minute replacement for YE, stormed off after crowd members repeatedly threw things onto the stage. Even though YE dropped out of Rolling Loud, he made a surprise performance during Lil Durk’s performance. The crowd went absolutely nuts when he took the stage. Friday also included amazing performances from Playboi Carti, Lil Yatchy, SSGKobe, Homixide Gang, Destroy Lonely, Fivio Foreign, and more. One of my favorite parts of the night was stopping by an exclusive VIP lounge area featuring the D’USSE ambassador and Houston’s rap legend Bun B. His D’USSE Watermelon Cooler was the highlight of my night. The drink was extremely refreshing. Especially when it was paired with Bun B’s Trill Burgers. …

Nostalgia is Dead – [Cherele]

Florida hip-hop can pretty much be considered an entirely different genre, in my opinion, because it seriously sounds nothing like any other region in the world in terms of rap. I mean, there are so many people from Kodak Black and Hotboii to $NOT and Cochise who are making equally fantastic records, but they just sound nothing like one another which makes this such a diverse and flourishing wonderland for music. Depending on the day, I may say that one of these styles is my favorite over another, but regardless of the timing, I am a solidified fan of both types of rap that are coming out of the southern state, and it would be like picking a favorite child. Different areas of Florida seem to produce different sounds, and even though Fort Myers is known for being a vacation destination more often than it is a hip-hop hub, Cherele is here to flip the script and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about that. Women in rap have totally shaken things up, and while there are a ton of different personalities in the industry regardless of gender, I truly think that Cherele just might be one person that you simply …

HOLY GHOST – [Future]

There are a few givens in the rap world, and these can include anything from lyrics about drugs, money, and women to the diamond-studded jewelry that it seems like everyone has around their necks and wrists nowadays. Well, these givens get even more specific, and one that isn’t a surprise to anyone is the fact that Future has a taste for the finer things in life. Obviously, he can afford really whatever he wants after more than a decade of work, but he is never one to let his latest purchases go by the wayside, and I don’t think I would be either if I was in the same situation as the Atlanta hitmaker. Just a couple of months ago, he dropped off his album I NEVER LIKED YOU, an effort that featured 16 songs that came up just short of the 50-minute mark, and with features like Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Drake, Kodak Black, EST Gee, and more, there was no way this project was going to be a miss on anyone’s radar. With all of these guests, it is shocking that I haven’t heard more buzz about it, but when I found out that he was going …